This has been a first for both of us. Neither one of us has really collaborated on a story before so we really would like some feedback concerning how you liked the blending of our strengths. I know that StangStar06 added more than just an ending to this story; he took what I started with and blended into it an ending that I just couldn’t come up with. I want to publically thank StangStar06 for his input. I have found a new editor, WSV, and he has helped me tremendously to bring me up to date from my last English class in 1961. Even with a college degree, I skipped English due to my service time and courses. So my last English class was some 53 years ago. I needed help and he has been instrumental in getting my stories more readable. And what can I say about Prissy_35503? She has been a godsend to me. She has had her problems in real life and is still available for me as a proofreader. My humble thanks go out to all three people for helping me.
I'm back to writing dramas and normal stories for a while. I finished up with the cheating stories however, I do have a collaboration with StangStar06 that I just couldn’t seem to find a finish for. Stang took my main story and came up with a great ending. That is in the works, so look for that one. This story is one I have had in the works for several months. We took a cruise, and I saw some people that were just very depressed so I took that to mean that they had just lost someone close to them and had already planned the cruise. This gave me the impetus to write this story. I thought back to when I was in the service and stationed somewhere on an unaccompanied tour. This brought the feeling of total loneliness that my character was feeling. See I write from my own experiences or those of people I have known over the years. Sometimes I even get kernels of a story from my fans. I will be posting this about every other day till it’s finished.
I updated this story with a much better ending and am now posting the last seven of my cheating stories. I have a couple more in the editing stage and once they're done I will post those. I am writing again. I had a long writer's block that I think I'm finally over.
I am working on a new series that is along the same lines as the Bob Roberts series. It is called the Taylor Tales series. These are all stories that revolve around the city of Taylor Texas and even the Bob Roberts stories could qualify for this series. The first one was really Goodbye, but I didn't realize that I had more stories in me about the company CRS. My next one is CRS and then All Alone.
I have received more emails regarding this story, my first in some time, than I think I have for almost any story since Bob's Great Adventure. I have reposted the corrections to chapter 2, so maybe I can relax a little and try to get back to writing my next story. I have a new series called A Taylor Tales Story. This was supposed to be the second story in the series but it was finished first. These stories all have a central theme of people who all work at CRS. I have two more in work right now, one is "CRS" and the second is "All Alone". I think i have a couple more in this vein. Anyway, Thanks for reading. BR